The Mythos Comes to Jane Austen’s England!
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside Regency Cthulhu
Regency England: a time of social niceties, grand balls, romantic intrigues, and disappointments—as described in the novels of Jane Austen. Through the lens of the Cthulhu Mythos, horrors weave themselves into the hearts of everyday Georgians—from the richest to the poorest.
Regency Cthulhu: Dark Designs in Jane Austen’s England is a historical sourcebook for Call of Cthulhu.
The Regency Era Come To Life
Details and history of Regency-era England (1811-1820), that help bring this unique period to life at your tabletop. Included are new rules for creating special, Regency-era Investigators, along with new skills and occupations unique to this slice of history.
Explore the Regency-era with the new mechanic: Reputation. Measure the standing of your Investigator amongst others in high society, and watch it rise and fall as you play!
The Town of Tarryford
Uncover the dark secrets at the heart of the town of Tarryford: twisted horrors that have lain dormant for centuries now seek to burst forth into England. A detailed primer on Tarryford gives a beginning or seasoned Keeper everything they need to use the town as a setting for their Call of Cthulhu games in both 1813 and 1913.
Scenarios, Maps, & Handouts
Two scenarios designed to introduce players to the Regency-era take place in the town of Tarryford in the year 1813. The scenarios can be linked together, played as one-shots, or used as the foundation for a Regency-era campaign of your own design. Also included are detailed maps and player handouts, as well as 6 pre-generated Call of Cthulhu Investigators, and 6 Pulp Cthulhu Investigators.
Downloads for this Product
Regency Cthulhu Blank Character Sheets
What The Critics Say
"So amazing... I give this new book a 10/10 and now I really need to find a group to play it with."
— Geek Tyrant, a fantastic resource for any game set in Regency England.
"It is an eldritch truth, universally acknowledged that with strange aeons, even death may die... Regency Cthulhu is a new sourcebook for the popular Call of Cthulhu RPG. And it does exactly what it says on the tin. The world of Regency England—and specifically here, Jane Austen’s England, which was society through a bitingly satiric lens—is about to be full of monsters from the mythos."
— RPGNews, Pride and Prejudice and Eldritch Horror.
If you want your cosmic horror with more fancy balls, tea parties, and people in crinolines and cravats, then being able to create your own “Pride And Prejudice And Eldritch Horrors” experience is going to be a very appealing and proper proposition – in which case you and your table are going to have a great time..."
— Game on AUS, Regency Cthulhu: Pride and Prejudice and Eldritch Horrors.
"I cannot help but say that Chaosium have once again set the highest of bars for their releases – this time nailing the release of an expansion to an already much-loved game... From the level of fascinating historical detail, through the delicious artwork on display throughout, to the bounty of free resources that come with the product – it is practically perfect."
— 5D Blog, The mythos comes to Jane Austen’s England!.
"Regency manages to keep the game feeling fresh while also feeling still somewhat familiar... If you’ve always wanted to play out your Pride & Prejudice fantasy but still love the idea of dealing with horrifying abominations from the beyond, then Regency Cthulhu might be the game you’ve been waiting for. The systems that modify the original game are elegant and easy to understand without reinventing the wheel."
— RPGBot, Regency Cthulhu – A Review.
"This is one Call of Cthulhu book I didn’t expect, but I should have... Very much recommended."
"9/10 - This is a fantastic book... highly, highly recommended"
— The Gaming Gang, Call of Cthulhu: Regency Cthulhu | Review and Page-Through.
"A gorgeous book that is very evocative of its period and source material. The sample scenarios are very much a part of the culture of Regency England."
— Daniel Stack, Rolling Boxcars, The Five and a Half Minute Servant’s Corridor – Regency Cthulhu.
"The best Regency historical contextual material I’ve seen yet. Even if you’re not into cosmic horror, it’s really useful for anyone interested in Austen’s period — & the rich world beyond."
— Dr Emily Friedman, Austen and Regency period scholar (Auburn University), Twitter Post.
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- Year Released:
- Full Color Hardcover
- Page Count:
- Andrew Peregrine, Lynne Hardy
- Cover Artist:
- Riley Spalding
- Interior Artists:
- Carlos Cara Álvarez, Alberto Bontempi, J B Casacop, Tyler Clark, James Denton, Andrey Fetisov, Emilien Francois, Doruk Golcu, Kali Huisse, Kurt Komoda, Jeff Kristian, Anh Le, Amanda Lee
- Interior Artists (Continued):
- Indre Lelertaviciute, Mitch Mueller, Cristian C. Otazu, Mirco Paganessi, Vincenzo Sirianni, Dimitar Spasov, Sam Turner, Kim Van Deun, Chris Waller
- Miska Fredman, Alida Saxon
- Nicholas Nacario
- Matt Ryan
As a standard Chaosium Call of Cthulhu release, this is a good one. It has all the great things we have seen lately and what I expect from them: Great Layout Interesting background / setting information Adventures Interesting pregens Pulp options But this should not have been a standard Call of Cthulhu release. I’m not a Regency fan, but my wife is one. This is a topic / setting that would probably get a lot of people who are fans of that era / literature / movies / tv-show into the game. My idea was to use this to introduce my wife to Call of Cthulhu and use it for one-on-one games. And this is where this fails. It includes two adventures which seem interesting enough, but are too complicated. The first one is supposed to be the short / easy one, but that is still too complex and long for this use-case. I would have liked to see more but shorter adventures, maybe 4-5 of them, something similar in complexity to Gateways to Terror or Doors to Darkness. Something that lets you introduce new players (even keepers) to Call of Cthulhu and / or the Regency Horror genre. Short but interconnected adventures, maybe getting longer and more complex as we go on, but they should have culminated somewhere like the first adventure. You should have kept these two for a separate release instead. Even though the scenario introduction structure is detailed, I still would have liked a better introduction to the scenarios, some kind of summary that gives you the gist of it and tells you what would ideally happen in the scenario, before getting into details. I will be bold and go another step. I would have even liked some kind of cinematic scene-based scenario structure for this book.